King defeated MSU-Mankato after winning their final four bouts of the match in succession. Down 14-7 after the first six contests, Matt Bogardus (Nyack, N.Y.) began the streak of 12 unanswered points with a 9-4 victory over Brendan Eichman (174). Brandon Tressler (Orlando, Fla.) followed suit in the 184-pound class with an 8-4 victory over Brandon Pederson. Nationally-ranked Frank Morgan (Maynardville, Tenn.) took Pat Mahan (197) into overtime and prevailed in a low-scoring, 2-1 match that helped King retake the lead from the Mavericks, 15-14. Heavyweight Dondricus Anderson (Macon, Ga.) sealed the match for the Tornado with a 3-1 decision over Nathan Haynes (285) for the win.
Round two pitted King against the nation's top-ranked team, Newberry College. Newberry ran the table through the middle weight classes, taking seven straight bouts to help toward a 24-6 victory over the Tornado. Morgan earned his second victory of the day with another overtime victory, this time against Zach Anderson but again by a 2-1 decision. Jerrelle McCabe (Virginia Beach, Va.) earned the Tornado's other win against the Wolves in a 6-4 overtime win against John McDonald.
The Tornado continued its quest toward a medal against regional rival Limestone College but fell short in a 16-15 loss to the Saints. The deciding match involved Morgan and No. 1 Dan Scanlan and sent the senior into this third overtime bout of the day. Behind 13-12, the two grapplers went to the overtime session where Scanlan prevailed with a two-point victory, 4-2. The win gave the Saints a four-point lead with one bout remaining. Dondricus Anderson pulled away with the win, a 7-4 decision over Charles Weber, but was not enough to force a tie.
Morgan and Anderson both finished the day with 2-1 overall records to spotlight King's individual performance in the first day of the National Duals, held in Springfield, Illinois. The Tornado have been eliminated from medal contention despite their opening round victory.
The tournament hosted to Division II, III, NAIA and NJCAA institutions for both men's and women's divisions and is being held in the Prairie Capital Convention Center. Action will conclude today with all medal rounds being decided.
|125||David Demo (MSU-Mankato) over Tanner Bates (KING) Dec 5-2||3||0|
|133||Cullen King (KING) over Brian Reisenauer (MSU-Mankato) Dec 6-3||0||3|
|141||Tywan Claxton (KING) over Paul Norgren (MSU-Mankato) Maj 14-1||0||4|
|149||Jesse Westphal (MSU-Mankato) over Nicolas Stella (KING) Maj 14-1||4||0|
|157||Tel Todd (MSU-Mankato) over Jeremy Miller (KING) Dec 5-1||3||0|
|165||Cody Quinn (MSU-Mankato) over Patrick Spano (KING) Maj 14-0||4||0|
|174||Matt Bogardus (KING) over Brendan Eichmann (MSU-Mankato)
|184||Brandon Tressler (KING) over Brandon Pederson (MSU-Mankato) Dec 8-4||0||3|
|197||Charles Morgan (KING) over Pat Mahan (MSU-Mankato) OT 2-1||0||3|
|285||Dondricus Anderson (KING) over Nathan Haynes (MSU-Mankato)
|Unsportsmanlike 125# - 1.000 (KING)|
|Dual Meet Score||14||18|
Newberry vs King College (TN)
|125||Jerrelle McCabe (KING) over John McDonald (Newberry) OT 6-4||0||3|
|133||Matt Oliver (Newberry) over Cullen King (KING) Dec 4-1||3||0|
|141||William Young (Newberry) over Tywan Claxton (KING) Dec 9-8||3||0|
|149||Deral Brown (Newberry) over Nicolas Stella (KING) Dec 6-3||3||0|
|157||Taylor Knapp (Newberry) over Jeremy Miller (KING) Dec 8-4||3||0|
|165||Sean Byrnes (Newberry) over Patrick Spano (KING) Dec 4-0||3||0|
|174||Travis Sheehy (Newberry) over Dyvon Passmore (KING) Dec 5-0||3||0|
|184||Mitch Brown (Newberry) over Brandon Tressler (KING) Dec 6-2||3||0|
|197||Charles Morgan (KING) over Zach Anderson (Newberry) OT 2-1||0||3|
|285||Jake Elkins (Newberry) over Dondricus Anderson (KING) Dec 5-2||3||0|
|Dual Meet Score||24||6|
Limestone vs King College (TN)
|125||Jerrelle McCabe (KING) over Eric Rholetter (Limestone) Dec 9-2||0||3|
|133||Michael Magaha (Limestone) over Cullen King (KING) Maj 9-1||3||0|
|141||Tywan Claxton (KING) over Kenneth Kampnich (Limestone) Dec 5-3||0||3|
|149||Shawn Landgraff (Limestone) over Nicolas Stella (KING) Dec 7-3||3||0|
|157||Jeremy Bommarito (Limestone) over Jeremy Miller (KING) Dec 6-0||3||0|
|165||Patrick Spano (KING) over Daniel McGillivray (Limestone) Dec 7-4||0||3|
|174||Matt Bogardus (KING) over Bryce Sopko (Limestone) Dec 6-3||0||3|
|184||Landon Hall (Limestone) over Brandon Tressler (KING) Dec 5-3||3||0|
|197||Daniel Scanlan (Limestone) over Charles Morgan (KING) OT 4-2||3||0|
|285||Dondricus Anderson (KING) over Charles Weber (Limestone) Dec 7-4||0||3|
|Dual Meet Score||16||15|